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Kotlin 1.3 Introduces Stable Coroutines, Contracts, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 05, 2018

At KotlinConf 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, JetBrains announced Kotlin 1.3 RC, introducing new language features such as stable coroutines, contracts, inline classes, and more. At KotlinConf, Google and JetBrains also announced their joint effort to establish the Kotlin Foundation.

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Kotlin Q&A with Christina Lee of Pinterest

by Kesha Williams Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 01, 2018

InfoQ recently sat down with Christina Lee, an Android engineer on the Core UI team at Pinterest, and discussed adoption of Kotlin at Pinterest, organizational challenges Pinterest faced during the adoption, the biggest lesson learned, helpful tips for transitioning to Kotlin from Java, and the topic of her upcoming talk, Representing State: the Kotlin Edition, at KotlinConf 2018.

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Spring Framework 5.1 Ships with Java 11 Support

by Charles Humble Follow 933 Followers on  Sep 26, 2018

The SpringOne Platform conference got underway in Washington DC this week, with a flurry of new releases and annoucements. During the Tuesday morning keynote, Juergen Hoeller, principal engineer at Pivotal and co-founder of the Spring Framework, talked about Java 8, the new Java release cadence, and the support in Spring Framework 5.1 for Java 11, which was released yesterday.

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Airbnb Open-Sources MvRx for Android App Development in Kotlin

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 30, 2018

MvRx (pronounced “mavericks”) helps Android developers implement common features and integrate their apps properly with the OS. MvRx is written in Kotlin and powers all Android development at Airbnb, writes Airbnb engineer Gabriel Peal.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 Supports Java 11, MacBook Touch Bar and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 41 Followers on  Aug 29, 2018

JetBrains recently released the IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2. This version brings support for the upcoming Java 11, breakpoints intentions, MacBook Touch Bar, enhancements for Spring Boot, Scala and Docker plugin, and more.

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Apache Releases Groovy 2.5 and Preview of Groovy 3.0

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Jul 12, 2018 3

Apache recently released Groovy 2.5 featuring improvements in AST transformations and introducing support for macros. Groovy 3.0 development is also well underway with release candidates scheduled to be ready by the end of 2018. Dr. Paul King, principal software engineer at OCI and Groovy committer, spoke to InfoQ about this latest release and the upcoming release of version 3.0.

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Kotlin on Android: Android KTX, Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity and More

by Diogo Carleto Follow 41 Followers on  Jun 06, 2018

Google recently presented a series of efforts to improve the Kotlin developer experience on the Android platform, including Android KTX, a Kotlin Bootcamp Udacity course, Lint support, and more.

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Gradle Releases Version 4.7 with Support for Java 10

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  May 31, 2018

Gradle has released version 4.7 of their polyglot build tool with a host of new features including support for Java 10, incremental annotation processing, improved console logs, and new pre-compiled script plugins for Kotlin DSL.

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Android Studio 3.1 Aims to Improve App Development Productivity

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Mar 31, 2018

The latest release of Android Studio, version 3.1, focuses on improving app development productivity and includes a new C++ performance profiler, command line support for Kotlin Lint checks, SQL code completion and improved refactoring, and more.

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Redmonk Language Rankings Sees Rapid Rise for Kotlin and Swift

by Tim Hodkinson Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 30, 2018

Industry analyst company Redmonk has published the Q1 2018 results of their quarterly programming language rankings. The top 5 are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and C#. Python’s position above PHP and C# is also echoed in the Stack Overflow 2018 Developer Survey. C++, CSS, Ruby and C take the next four spots, then in joint tenth place are Swift and Objective-C. Kotlin has also seen a sharp rise.

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Ruby 2.5.0 Overview

by Alex Giamas Follow 10 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Following the Christmas tradition for sixth year in a row, a new major release was released on December 25th. Ruby 2.5.0 features several performance related improvements improving performance by 5-10%. On library support, standard libraries have been promoted to default gems. yield_self and testing, no more require pp lines, and others are reviewed in the article.

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Kotlin 2017 Roundup and 2018 Outlook

by Kesha Williams Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 23, 2018

Since the release of Kotlin 1.1 in March 2017 by JetBrains, Kotlin has made huge gains in adoption all around the world. 2017 brought many exciting announcements, and the momentum continues into 2018. InfoQ recently sat down with Hadi Hariri, the team lead for developer advocacy at JetBrains.

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restQL, a Microservices Query Language, Released on GitHub

by Thomas Betts Follow 48 Followers on  Jan 11, 2018

restQL, a query language for microservices, is now available as an open-source project on GitHub. The restQL language is intended to simplify common scenarios for client-side access to RESTful microservices, including multiple parallel calls and chained calls. restQL was created to avoid some limitations of the more well-known data querying and management frameworks Falcor and GraphQL.

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Clojure 1.9 Brings Spec and More Language Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017

As InfoQ previously reported, the most interesting new feature in the recently released Clojure 1.9 is Spec, which provides a standard and integrated system for the specification and testing of data and functions.

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SpringOne 2017 - Day 2 - Juergen Hoeller on Spring's Mission

by Victor Grazi Follow 22 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

The SpringOne Plaform Conference Day 2 keynote was well organized and replete with surprises, including keynotes by SpringFramework lead Juergen Hoeller and Microsoft Distinguished Engineer - one of the Gang of Four - Dr. Erich Gamma, among many notable others.

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